Benjamin Edwards

Associate Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration


Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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March 26, 2020
Advisors holding the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ designation will be expected to turn over customer dispute documents at the request of the organization during its investigations. Advisors who don’t comply could have their designation revoked, according to the CFP Board’s new proposed procedural rules released Tuesday.
March 25, 2020
Brokers across the country are worried about being able to fully be in compliance with the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest implementation date of June 30, according to the Financial Services Institute (FSI), an advocacy organization lobbying for broker/dealers.
March 24, 2020
Like many others across the country, financial advisors and firms have raced to become accustomed to a new way of working. Many offices are now empty, with many firms working entirely with clients, and colleagues, remotely.
December 27, 2019
Advisors who set up accounts to ensure their clients’ heirs received money on a particular date might have found those plans undermined by their own broker-dealers.